Easter letter
09.04.2001

Information and sightseeing

Dear singer.

Spring is finally coming, in Norway and we wish to send you some words before the Easter holidays.
Rehearsals for the concert in Kaunas are now running in Scandinavia. England has been starting rehearsals now, and in Germany there will be one weekend with rehearsals. That is on 30th of June and the 1st of July 2001 at:
Georg-Kerschensteiner -Schule in Ottobrunn, near Munich.
Singers from other places in the world, has to do rehearsals by themselves this time, and we think we will be well prepared before the concert.
Jan Jensen visited Kaunas just before the Easter Holiday to do the last preparations concerning hotel, transfer, sightseeing, party and concert. It was already spring in Kaunas, so it was a fine experience.
Rehearsing schedule in Kaunas.

10th of August kl.16.00-20.00
11th of August kl.10.00-14.00
and kl.15.00-19.00
12th of August kl.14.00-16.00 "Dress rehearsal" (rehearsal only if necessary)
Concert kl.18.00-20.00

I suppose that all of you who are participating in the concert in Kaunas have received a participation form for sightseeing. We have already got some back, so there is a great interest.
Sightseeing will also be placed on this page, so you can do your order here too.
We think we have made a versatile offer of sightseeing. On the questionnaire you got last year, many singers wanted more dinners/lunches jointly with the rest of the choir, we have therefor made sightseeing packages with lunch/dinner included. This will make the stay in Kaunas more social, and we get to know each other better.
We hope, and believe this trip to Kaunas will become a memorable one and we are looking forward to meet you all again.
Vesta Zabulioniene will do the warming up of the choir. Kaunas is her hometown, so she will be of great help when we are there. She also speaks the language, if necessary.

When you pay any money into one of WPCs account, please send a copy to us right away, and keep the original until the Year/journey is over.

THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE NOT PAID MEMBERSHIP FEE, PLEASE DO IT NOW. INFORMATION AND NEWSLETTER WILL NOW ONLY BE SENT TO THOSE WHO HAVE PAID.

Those of you who have paid membership fee including new membership card, we are sorry it has taken so long time. We have received the cards from the manufacturer, but the readers do not function as planed. Kim is working on it, so I believe the problems will be solved soon.
The card will be used in Kaunas in August, but we have planned to use them in Stockholm and Oslo this spring to make sure that they work.

The invitation to requite a new member for WFC was successful. The lucky winner of a trip to Kaunas was
Curt Andreas, from Stockholm. He will get the message one of these days. I hope it will come as a big surprise.
Congratulations from WFC.

If you have any questions, please contact us by E-mail, phone, fax or send us some words in a letter. The fastest way to get an answer is to use E-mail.

Finally, we are all wishing you happy Easter Holidays.

Best wishes
World Festival Choir

Sightseeing in Lithauen and Latvia
Name:..................................................................................................Membership number:................................

Sightseeing "exclusive" package August 5 to 10. (look at dates before you choose package!)

a) KAUNAS. Old City tour with dinner and museum. (Walking tour)
4 hours guided tour to the old City, central part, guided tour in the museum of the composer and painter Ciurlionis, Lunch with 1 soft drink. 0900 -1300
on August 5. 7. 8. or 9.

b) Open air museum with boat transport.
5 hours, going to Kauno Marios (Kaunas Water Reservoir, then take a ship that we hire both ways to Rumsiskes open-air folk museum and guide.
Lunch/buffet with 1 drink included. (Vine, beer or soda water) in the museum area, traditional restaurant, and we will taste the dishes of Lithuanian kitchen. 0800 - 1500 on
August 5. 7. 8. or 9.

c) RIGA whole day tour with bus.
10 hour tour to Riga Looking old Riga and other interesting things
around and in
Riga with lunch with 1 drink to meal (Vine, beer or sodawater). Dinner
on the way
back after hour drive in Siauliai City with 1 drink to meal (Vine, beer or soda water).
Leaving Kaunas 0700 - back in Kaunas 2000 on August 7. or 9.

d) VILNIUS 7 hours tour with bus.
7 hours tour to Vilnius (Capitol)to visit Casle in the city and the old
city with lunch
with 1 soft drink.. Leaving Kaunas 0700 be back in Kaunas 14.00 on
August 10.

d) Party after the concert
Party after the concert August 12. 21.00 to early morning, dance music.
We invite all
participants, conductor, soloists, orchestra management at our ***hotel.
Welcome drink!
Full buffet (Svenskt smørgåsbord). Free drinks for the buffet. Coffee
and local Brandy.

Total amount to pay for Sightseeing (a - b - c - d - e) "exclusive
package £ 125 DM 380 =

Sightseeing "economy" package August 9 and 10. (look at dates before
choose package!)

a) Old city tour with dinner and museum. (Walking tour)
4 hours guided tour to the old City, central part, guided tour Devils
museum and
dinner/buffet with 1 drink to meal. (Vine, beer or soda water). 1800 -
2200 on August 9.

d) VILNIUS 7 hour tour with bus.
7 hours tour to Vilnius (Capitol)to visit Casle in the city and the old
city with lunch
with 1 soft drink.. Leaving Kaunas 0700 be back in Kaunas 14.00 on
August 10.

e) Party after the concert
Party after the concert August 12. 21.00 to early morning, dance music.
We invite all
participant, conductor, soloists, orchestra management at our ***hotel.
Welcome drink!
Full buffet (Svenskt smørgåsbord). Free drinks for the buffet. Coffee
and local Brandy.

Total amount to pay for sightseeing (a - d - e) "economy" package £
79 DM 240 =

Last day of application April 15. - 2001.
Please send a copy of your receipt to World Festival Choir.
The price is not guaranteed against force majeure or currency
regulations.

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